Treatment for Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA or “Stroke")
A stroke is a serious life-threatening medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Of those that survive an acute stroke, it is estimated that about 40% remain dependant on other people for their daily activities due to being left with a long term condition to manage. The earlier the orthotist can be involved, the greater help can be offered by helping manage contractures, optimise safety, mobility and recovery. Good orthotic intervention can enhance and optimise the effect of other services such as physiotherapy and potentially minimise the need for long term care by preventing secondary complications.